The EKS Preview of ARM-Processor EC2 Instances is Available in More Regions with Latest Kubernetes Versions

Posted on: Dec 4, 2019

The Amazon EKS developer preview for Amazon EC2 A1 instances has been updated with support for the latest Kubernetes versions, global AMI availability, and bug fixes. 

Amazon EC2 A1 instances deliver significant cost savings for scale-out and Arm-based applications such as web servers, containerized microservices, caching fleets, and distributed data stores.

The preview now includes EKS-optimized AMIs for Kubernetes version 1.13 and 1.14 and is available in all global AWS regions where EKS is generally available. Additionally, the latest preview AMIs and container images includes critical bug fixes and have been scale tested on EKS Kubernetes clusters. 

As a developer preview, Amazon EKS does not support using EC2 A1 instances for production Kubernetes workloads. 

To learn more, visit the Amazon EKS documentation.

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